Richard Pigott

Obituary of Richard Pigott

Richard F. Pigott, Sr., a resident of Burlington for 44 years, passed away at his home on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 3, 2006. The husband of Annie P. (Foster-O’Connell) Pigott, he was 76 years old. Dick was born in Woburn, the son of the late Edgar and Carrie Pigott. He was raised and educated in Woburn. Dick was a veteran of the Korean War serving his country in the United States Army where he achieved the rank of Sergeant. He was the recipient of the Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and the United Nation Service Medal. Dick was employed for 35 years at Mahoney’s Rocky Ledge Farm in Winchester where he held the position of Growing Supervisor. He was an active member of the Elks in Billerica. He enjoyed playing bingo and working in his garden. He loved the outdoors and was an avid fisherman. He was a member of the Merrimack Valley Bassin Buddies. He treasured the time spent with grandchildren and great grandchildren. Dick is the beloved husband of 45 years of Annie P. (Foster-O’Connell) Pigott. He is the loving father of Joseph O’Connell & his wife Gayle of CT, Patricia Summerson of FL, James O’Connell & his wife Cathy of Billerica, John O’Connell & his wife Wendy of VA, Dianne Stark of FL, Robert O’Connell & his wife Melissa of FL, Richard F. Jr., & his wife Kim of Burlington, and Paul & his wife Cathy of Burlington. He is the brother of Edgar Pigott of Woburn & FL, Arthur Pigott of Burlington, Catherine Matthews of Woburn and the late Margaret Williams and Donald Pigott. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral from the Edward V. Sullivan Funeral Home, 43 Winn St., BURLINGTON (Exit 34 off Rt. 128, Woburn side) on Thursday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m. Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Margaret’s Church at 10 a.m. Visiting hours Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Interment in Pine Haven Cemetery, Burlington. Memorials in Dick’s name may be made to VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 North Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880. So, who was Dick Pigott? A brother, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather, an uncle, a friend! He was a quiet, gentle, caring, and stubborn but a loving man. He loved many things but in his own quiet way. He liked the outdoors. Our annual 2 week vacation in the old blue station wagon, and yes dad it was the exhaust coming from the hole in the wheel well that made us sick not the ride. Our first tent was made by dad, the stars in the sky, the mosquitoes in our face, and yes dad the other campers could see thru the clear plastic. We went on more vacations but ma said “a real tent please”!!!! His love for fishing started as a small boy fishing on Horn Pond across from the house on Sturgis Street in Woburn to now his fishing tournaments with the Merrimack Valley Bassin Buddies with Paul. He loved to go to New Hampshire to Mittersil and look up the mountain and see the bears, which he now claims are only there on the weekends. To his rides to Rangeley, Maine to see the moose as dad said to mom “roll up the window if you do not want it to get you” as it closed in on the car. I think mom wanted to get closer to dad!!! Dad loved to play bingo with mom on Wednesdays and Fridays. We did not even try to schedule a family thing on those nights. He also liked his trips to Foxwoods Casino…. saving his quarters to see if there were any new quarters he did not have yet. You could tell what the season was from the scratches on his arms in the spring from the roses to the smell of pine from Christmas time. Dad and mom had many years of happiness together with many memories to treasure. We will always remember as their song would be playing at a family function and mom would be leading dad around the dance floor and their eyes would twinkle like young kids in love. But dad the real question we have is “what were you thinking, were you crazy” marry a widower with six kids and had two more???? Yes crazy about mom! Crazy about us! And yes he would never forget his grandchildren or his great grandchildren. The time he didn’t have when raising 8 children; he made up for it by loving them more. He loved when the grandkids visited him, playing in the yard, rides on the tractor, collecting acorns for the squirrels or just sitting on his lap stealing his glass case and pen out of his pocket. That is our dad our mom’s knight in shining armor But what no one can ever take is our memories of the time spent with you. We love you and will miss you
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